Swish by Han Korean with a twist

Start with hearty apps, because the “middle dishes” as they are called,are simply tapas size — The Grilled Short Ribs ($15), for example, isnot an entrée by any means.

Swish by Han
38 Wellington Street East
(647) 343-0268
No website

Rating: ***1/2
Dinner & drinks for 2: $60

Berkshire Pork and Onion Dumplings ($9) crunch and crackle, oozing spicy juices. Seafood Crepes ($10) are thickly stuffed with shrimp, mussels and assorted veg and spices and served alongside spritely dressed greens splayed on a wooden plank. This modern Korean delights the table, but pass on the Kimchi Trio ($5). It’s laughably teeny.

Start with hearty apps, because the “middle dishes” as they are called, are simply tapas size — The Grilled Short Ribs ($15), for example, is not an entrée by any means.

Spicy Chicken & Potato ($15) sits atop a flame in a cast iron pot. A large leg and drumstick is cushioned amongst scant slivers of potato and see-thru noodles, in a thick dark sauce with a kick.

The meat falls off the bone and combined with the noodles, is rich and comforting.

The modern décor is spacious and sleek with a mix of modern and rustic — unfinished wood floors underneath glossy glazed tables; brilliant chandeliers are offset by heavy ceramic pots in matte finish.

Our servers (one is an owner) however, mostly treat us like we’re an inconvenience throughout the meal, though our waitress flashes a smile — twice.

That’s a shame, because I would have gone back.

 
 
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